Period
to 23 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 228 229 226
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 361 412 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.36% 1.36% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.84% 5.17% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 325 301 387
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% -9.41%
10th Percentile £19,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £55,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,454 7,967 8,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.15% 26.38% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5,425 6,277 6,760
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +52 151 £40,000 +14.29% 24
Thames Valley -12 115 £55,000 +22.22% 26
Berkshire -26 83 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Hampshire -1 45 £47,500 +18.75% 7
West Sussex +18 35 £55,000 +15.79% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 29 £37,000 -17.78% 11
Kent -10 14 £42,500 +30.77% 6
Oxfordshire +42 5 £55,000 +10.00% 7
East Sussex +2 2 £70,000 -12.50%
Home Counties - 1 £60,000 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 361 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 304 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 257 (71.19%) Windows
4 213 (59.00%) Active Directory
5 179 (49.58%) VMware
6 173 (47.92%) Office 365
7 172 (47.65%) Windows Server
8 134 (37.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 131 (36.29%) ITIL
10 125 (34.63%) MCSA
11 121 (33.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 106 (29.36%) Cisco
13 101 (27.98%) Hyper-V
14 89 (24.65%) Microsoft Office
15 88 (24.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 87 (24.10%) Citrix
17 86 (23.82%) Windows 7
18 77 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 74 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
20 70 (19.39%) Windows 10
21 67 (18.56%) CCNA
22 66 (18.28%) MS Exchange
22 66 (18.28%) Firewall
22 66 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
23 65 (18.01%) Degree
24 60 (16.62%) Data Centre
24 60 (16.62%) Business Continuity
24 60 (16.62%) MCITP
25 59 (16.34%) Azure Active Directory
26 58 (16.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 39 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (8.31%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.93%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.32%) IIS
7 11 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.55%) Apache
10 2 (0.55%) JBoss
10 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.28%) Drupal
11 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 89 (24.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Workfront
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.28%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 173 (47.92%) Office 365
2 134 (37.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (16.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 55 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (7.20%) IaaS
6 15 (4.16%) SaaS
7 13 (3.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 13 (3.60%) PaaS
8 7 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.11%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.83%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.28%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.28%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 66 (18.28%) Firewall
2 53 (14.68%) DNS
3 48 (13.30%) DHCP
4 45 (12.47%) TCP/IP
5 25 (6.93%) IP Telephony
6 24 (6.65%) BIG-IP
7 23 (6.37%) Remote Desktop
8 22 (6.09%) WAN
9 21 (5.82%) SAN
10 20 (5.54%) LAN
11 16 (4.43%) VoIP
12 15 (4.16%) MPLS
13 13 (3.60%) Skype
13 13 (3.60%) SMTP
14 12 (3.32%) FTP
14 12 (3.32%) NetScaler
14 12 (3.32%) Software-Defined Networking
15 11 (3.05%) Internet
15 11 (3.05%) VLAN
16 10 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.28%) Big Data
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.28%) Power BI
6 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.28%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (6.37%) Electronics
2 17 (4.71%) Finance
3 9 (2.49%) Marketing
4 7 (1.94%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.66%) Military
6 3 (0.83%) Legal
6 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 79 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (16.34%) Consultant
3 50 (13.85%) IT Support
4 45 (12.47%) IT Engineer
5 39 (10.80%) Support Engineer
6 37 (10.25%) Analyst
7 34 (9.42%) Subject Matter Expert
8 31 (8.59%) IT Analyst
9 27 (7.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (7.20%) Support Analyst
11 25 (6.93%) IT Support Analyst
12 22 (6.09%) IT Technician
13 21 (5.82%) IT Support Engineer
14 19 (5.26%) Administrator
14 19 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 19 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
15 18 (4.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 18 (4.99%) Active Directory Expert
15 18 (4.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.59%) OAuth
1 31 (8.59%) SAML
2 11 (3.05%) .NET
3 6 (1.66%) JSON
4 4 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (1.11%) Web Services
5 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.55%) J2EE
6 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.28%) CSS
6 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.28%) HTML
6 1 (0.28%) Node.js
6 1 (0.28%) REST
6 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.62%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.59%) CESG
3 23 (6.37%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.60%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.83%) Cybercrime
9 3 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.55%) Clustering
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.55%) PKI
11 1 (0.28%) CCTV
11 1 (0.28%) CMDB
11 1 (0.28%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 257 (71.19%) Windows
2 172 (47.65%) Windows Server
3 86 (23.82%) Windows 7
4 77 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (19.39%) Windows 10
6 57 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 55 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (11.08%) Linux
9 21 (5.82%) Unix
10 11 (3.05%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (36.29%) ITIL
2 88 (24.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 66 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (16.62%) Business Continuity
5 51 (14.13%) Computer Science
6 36 (9.97%) Mentoring
7 32 (8.86%) B2C
7 32 (8.86%) Presales
8 31 (8.59%) B2B
9 29 (8.03%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (7.48%) High Availability
11 25 (6.93%) Load Balancing
12 24 (6.65%) PRINCE2
13 23 (6.37%) Service Management
14 22 (6.09%) Configuration Management
14 22 (6.09%) Data Protection
15 17 (4.71%) Project Management
16 16 (4.43%) TOGAF
17 13 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
18 12 (3.32%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 41 (11.36%) SQL
3 11 (3.05%) PHP
4 9 (2.49%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.39%) C++
5 5 (1.39%) Python
6 4 (1.11%) Java
6 4 (1.11%) Perl
6 4 (1.11%) Ruby
7 2 (0.55%) C
8 1 (0.28%) C#
8 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 361 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (34.63%) MCSA
3 74 (20.50%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (18.56%) CCNA
5 65 (18.01%) Degree
6 60 (16.62%) MCITP
7 58 (16.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (13.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 41 (11.36%) Security Cleared
10 34 (9.42%) SC Cleared
11 25 (6.93%) MCP
12 20 (5.54%) CCNP
13 14 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (3.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (2.49%) VCP6
16 8 (2.22%) MCDST
17 7 (1.94%) CISSP
18 6 (1.66%) RHCE
19 5 (1.39%) A+ Certification
19 5 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 31 (8.59%) NCSC
1 31 (8.59%) NIST
2 28 (7.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 23 (6.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 23 (6.37%) PMO
4 17 (4.71%) SLA
5 11 (3.05%) COBIT
6 6 (1.66%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.66%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.11%) GDPR
8 3 (0.83%) RMADS
9 2 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 213 (59.00%) Active Directory
2 121 (33.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (27.98%) Hyper-V
4 37 (10.25%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (5.82%) XenApp
5 21 (5.82%) XenDesktop
6 16 (4.43%) vSphere
7 12 (3.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 12 (3.32%) Terminal Server
8 5 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.11%) Docker
9 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.28%) Firmware
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 52 (14.40%) SCCM
2 25 (6.93%) vCenter Server
3 24 (6.65%) SCVMM
4 16 (4.43%) Backup Exec
5 12 (3.32%) XenMobile
6 11 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (2.22%) WSUS
8 4 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.11%) Puppet
8 4 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.83%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.83%) SCOM
10 2 (0.55%) Mesos
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 304 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 179 (49.58%) VMware
3 106 (29.36%) Cisco
4 87 (24.10%) Citrix
5 51 (14.13%) HP
6 35 (9.70%) Aruba
7 32 (8.86%) Mitel
7 32 (8.86%) NetApp
8 27 (7.48%) F5
9 26 (7.20%) Dell
10 23 (6.37%) Nimble Storage
11 17 (4.71%) Veeam
12 13 (3.60%) CyberArk
13 11 (3.05%) WatchGuard
14 9 (2.49%) Oracle
15 7 (1.94%) SolarWinds
16 4 (1.11%) Remedy
16 4 (1.11%) SAP
16 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
17 3 (0.83%) Riverbed